Fodor's Expert Review Tamarind

$$$$ Mombasa Seafood Fodor's Choice

A signature house cocktail—a dawa made of lime, vodka, honey, and crushed ice—will introduce you to a memorable meal and unforgettable experience at the best restaurant in town. Overlooking a creek flowing into the sea, the restaurant is designed like an old Moorish palace with high arches and tiled floors, and the sunsets from here are breathtaking. If you love seafood, you'll be in heaven; try the oysters and garlic prawns. You can also take a lunch- or dinner-dhow cruise ($75 for a four-course set menu) around Tudor Creek and soak up some sun and sea air by day, or watch the moon rise over the town by night, as a live band makes the food and endless drinks go down even better. The restaurant's Clifftop Terrace is a stylish sushi and cocktail bar, which is fantastic for pre-Tamarind dinner drinks, or a casual evening of sushi, ceviche, and cocktails.

Seafood Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Cement Silo Rd.
Mombasa, Mombasa  80106, Kenya


Known For:
  • Seafood heaven
  • Swahili atmosphere
  • Good service

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